Overview

Applicants
257
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.26
Years Work Experience
0
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
488 - 573
GPA
3.06 - 3.51

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
48

98
Full-time
24
Underrepresented Minorities
24
Female
2
Part-time


Students Say

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida has quite a bit to offer young business students and working professionals, many of whom describe UNF as “the best school in Jacksonville.” “Location,” “reputation,” and an “amazing logistics program” are just some of the reasons many students offer for this. “I went here as an undergrad,” one student tell us, “and had the best experience with the teachers and students. It was an easy decision to continue my education at UNF.” While UNF is a relatively large university, many current MBA students laud the “small classes” at Coggin, particularly the “online opportunities” and “evening classes” for those students with full-time jobs. We are told time and again that many of Coggin’s students are “motivated, hard-working professionals looking to advance their skills and knowledge.”

Inside the classroom, as one student puts it, “professors are eager to facilitate learning.” Another student majoring in information technology in higher education says, “I appreciated the emphasis on group and project work, which resulted in greater camaraderie and cohesion with my fellow classmates.” However, in a considerate counterpoint, this student said some professors tend to “gloss over critical issues that I would think would be foundational in the curriculum of any business school today: ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability.” While courses with a sustainability and green jobs focus are not currently offered in the MBA program at UNF, other efforts are made to broaden the school’s reach in the business community, including hosting Women in Business networking events and various support groups for women, minorities, and international students.

Coggin enrolls about 285 students in its MBA program, and roughly 80 percent of the student body works full time while attending school, which explains UNF’s abundance of evening, weekend, and hybrid course offerings. However, those with more flexible schedules may take advantage of UNF’s study abroad program, with partner universities in France, Germany, Poland, China, and India. The traditional MBA program at UNF offers degrees and concentrations in accounting, construction management, e-business, economics, finance, international business, logistics, management applications, and sports management. In addition to the MBA program, UNF offers a unique GlobalMBA, a sixtythree-hour program in which students earn a UNF MBA as well as a joint master’s degree from the University of Warsaw and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. GlobalMBA participants join a cohort of about forty students who spend a residency at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Warsaw (Poland), Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (China), and UNF.


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

International Business
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.unf.edu/coggin/csbp/

School's environmental commitment 1:
Center for Sustainable Business Practices https://www.unf.edu/coggin/csbp/

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$44,667
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
25%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
25%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Finance/Accounting
25%
Operations/Logistics
25%
Other
13%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

88%
South
13%
International

Students Say

The Career Management Center offers specialized services, including a professional skills development program, to assist Coggin students in securing internships and full-time positions. The Center provides many of the services one expects from a large university, including student counseling, recruiting and networking events, resumé writing workshops, and internship programs. While some students consistently recruit Coggin students [to] stand out more to employers,” the list of companies that have attended previous events at UNF is quite impressive. The list includes Bank of America, Bi-Lo Holdings, Black Diamond Performance Reporting, Black Knight Financial Services, CEVA Logistics, CIT, Citi, Crowley Maritime, CSX, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, EverBank, EY, Fidelity Investments, FIS, Florida Blue, FNF, GE Capital, JEA, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, KPMG, McGladrey, MECLABS, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, PwC, Rayonier, State Farm, SteinMart, Web.com, Wells Fargo, Volkswagen USA, and many more. A large majority of graduating students (99 percent) accept employment in Florida or other southern states.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 38% $52,667 $40,000 $75,000
Operations / Logistics 25% $39,000 $33,000 $45,000
Other 25% $33,250 $32,000 $34,500
General Management 13% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 38%
Other 25%
Manufacturing 13%
Real Estate 13%
Technology 13%

Prominent Alumni

John McCalpin
Senior Executive, Accenture

Mark Vitner
Chief Economist, Wachovia

Elaine Johnson
Principal, Navigy

David Hayes
Founder & CEO, Tempus Software

Donna Harper
Founder & CEO, SystemLogics Co., LLC

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$14,089

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,528

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
45%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
14%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
41%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
9%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,794
Tuition (Out-State)
$22,383
Fees (In-State)
$2,054
Fees (Out-State)
$2,683

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$408
Tuition (Out-State)
$933
Fees (In-State)
$86
Fees (Out-State)
$112

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,204
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$9,166
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
272
Part Time
63%

In State
97.0%
Out of State
3.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
64

Demographics

20.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
32.00%
International

51% female
49% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Located in Jacksonville, a “great mid-sized city” that’s “near the beach” and “surround- ed by islands,” UNF’s “rapidly growing” 1,300-acre campus has been “designed for future expansion,” which can only mean good things for this young university.

The Coggin Business School is mostly a school for “working adults” who “cannot afford to stop working for two years,” and in many cases are “entrenched because they own homes.” With this type of student body, one might not expect an abundance of social activities on campus, but they’d be wrong. “There are many clubs and activities on campus,” one student informs us. “They have live concerts and movies for free . . . throughout the year. The new student union is very comfortable,” and students can now enjoy wireless access from anywhere on campus. However, for such a young university as UNF, there is always room for improvement. One student explains that he “would like to see more green initiatives” on campus, like “green rooftops” and “water saving urinals” that can save up to “40,000 gallons of water each year.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Paige Lilley
Admissions Coordinator, The Graduate School

Address
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Fl 32224-7699
United States

Phone
904-620-1360

Fax
904-620-1362

Email
p.lilley@unf.edu


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